Office of the Prime Minister (Thailand)

Summary

The Office of the Prime Minister (Abrv: OPM; Thai: สำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี, RTGSSamnak Nayok Ratthamontri) is the central executive agency in the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is classified as a cabinet department and is led by a permanent secretary. Its main responsibility is to assist the Prime Minister of Thailand in the role of head of government and chair of the Cabinet of Thailand.[2]

Kingdom of Thailand
Office of the Prime Minister
สำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี
Seal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand.svg
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Government House
Ministry overview
Formed9 December 1933; 88 years ago (1933-12-09)[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersGovernment House, Dusit, Bangkok
13°45′46.58″N 100°30′43.63″E / 13.7629389°N 100.5121194°E / 13.7629389; 100.5121194
Annual budget41,216.2 million baht (FY2019)
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial website

FunctionEdit

As the central executive agency, the Office of the Prime Minister is in charge of the coordination and management of the executive branch of the government of Thailand. It assists prime ministers in the execution of their duties and helps them manage and formulate policies. It also acts as the cabinet office, recording and assisting the cabinet as a central functioning organ of the government. The prime minister must appoint a permanent secretary in charge, who is also a member of the cabinet, to oversee its operations. It also houses the offices of the various deputy prime ministers of Thailand. The office is located in the Government House Complex, in Dusit, Bangkok.

In late 2016, the OPM acquired an additional function: as a "holding pen" for government officials accused of corruption. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked his special powers under Section 44 of the interim charter to create 50 posts at the OPM for civil servants being investigated for alleged wrongdoing. Transferred officials will continue to receive their salaries.[3]

BudgetEdit

The OPM budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY2019) (1 October 2018–30 September 2019) is 41.216.2 million baht.[4]: 82  Its budget was 36,001.3 million baht in FY2016,[5] 35,412.3 million baht in FY2017,[5] and 34,256.5 million baht in FY2018.[4]

DepartmentsEdit

DepartmentsEdit

  • Office of the Permanent Secretary
  • The Government Public Relations Department (PRD)[6]
  • The Office of the Consumer Protection Board

Agencies directly under the prime ministerEdit

For list, see Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019.[7]

Regulatory agencies under the Office of the Prime MinisterEdit

State enterprisesEdit

Agencies or departments under the Prime Minister's commandEdit

Public organisationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015.
  2. ^ "Function". Office of the Permanent Secretary, the Prime Minister's Office. Retrieved 20 Feb 2015.
  3. ^ Audjarint, Wasamon (18 November 2016). "Prayut orders 50 new posts in PM's Office for officials investigated for corruption". The Nation. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 2018-09-24. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2017" (PDF). Bureau of the Budget. p. 78. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  6. ^ "About PRD". The Government Public Relations Department. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  7. ^ "Thailand's Budget in Brief Fiscal Year 2019". Bureau of the Budget. 20 December 2018. pp. 84–85. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ "History and Background". Budget Bureau. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  9. ^ "หน้าแรก". สำนักงานทรัพยากรน้ำแห่งชาติ. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  10. ^ Rujivanarom, Pratch (10 August 2017). "All-powerful agency being established to improve water management". The Nation. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  11. ^ Wipatayotin, Apinya (21 May 2018). "New agency ready for rainy season". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 24 May 2018.

External linksEdit

  • The Prime Minister's Office website
  • The Secretariat of The Cabinet website